Ringling College: Art Historian, Liberal Arts Department

Starts August 2008


Founded in 1931, Ringling College of Art and Design is a private professional college fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and CIDA, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, formerly FIDER. Ringling College of Art and Design’s primary mission is to prepare students to be discerning visual thinkers and ethical practitioners in their chosen area of art and design and to provide an intensive professional education in the visual arts. Ringling College has taken a leadership role in the integration of high technology within art and design curricula in response to the marketplace and trends in the professions. The institution’s strategic plan positions the College for continued growth and development. It is authorized to award the BFA in eleven visual arts disciplines and the BA in the Business of Art and Design, a new program that bridges the business world with art and design education. Ringling College employs 136 faculty who instruct 1,200 students from 44 states and 30 countries. The large residential campus is near downtown Sarasota. A cultural center of Florida, Sarasota is 65 miles south of Tampa and 75 miles north of Fort Myers. Additional information about the College is available at www.ringling.edu


The Art History program at Ringling College of Art and Design offers a rich mix of Western and non-Western, historical and contemporary courses. The program is anchored by four distinguished full-time faculty and embraces both digital and traditional approaches to teaching and research. The program especially emphasizes global perspectives and has been a proponent of faculty and student study abroad.

Responsibilities and Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will teach the survey course in Euro-Western art history and advanced art history offerings that explore the social and aesthetic concepts, contexts, and implications of emerging forms of media and technology. The teaching load is three courses each semester with opportunities to develop an innovative curriculum that builds interdisciplinary relationships and global perspectives. Active participation on committees, and involvement in other faculty duties as required by the program and college.

Required: Only applicants possessing the following qualifications will be considered:

* Ph.D. degree before the appointment begins.
* Demonstrates collegiality, creative teaching methods, and enthusiasm for teaching at a professional college of art and design
* College teaching experience

Preferred: Preference may be given to candidates who have:

* Experience with the effective use of digital technologies in teaching
* Demonstrated fluency in the language and concepts of new technologies


Send: 1) letter of application including description of individual strengths; 2) complete CV; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) list of courses taught 5) relevant syllabi; 6) transcript from institution awarding highest degree (may be sent separately); 7) contact information for three current references. Candidates may be asked to submit additional materials if they are moved forward for consideration. Finalists for this position will be asked to give a lecture/presentation as part of their campus visit.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. To be assured full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2008.

Please address applications and inquiries to:

Art History Faculty Search

Dean of Faculty Office

Ringling College of Art and Design

2700 North Tamiami Trail

Sarasota, Florida 34234-5895

e-mail inquiries: laahft@ringling.edu

phone: 941/359-7537

Ringling College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity